At times I have to connect to work through a VPN, and sometimes the connection is slow. However, I've noticed that when the network is slow, EVERYTHING on the computer is slow. For example, navigating around my local C: drive is slow, even though nothing should be going across the network. It can take up to 10 seconds for the context menu to come up if I right-click on a folder. It takes another 5 seconds to navigate to a subfolder. When I disconnect from the network, I can still access everything on my local machine, and everything is MUCH faster.
Does anybody know why this happens, and is there a way to fix it?